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Play Ball!

Baseball fans, coaches, volunteers, fans and families have been yearning for the return of their beloved sport.

With phase two of Alberta’s re-opening plans set to begin Thursday, we take a look at the work that’s been going on behind-the-scenes to get the summer going.

We also look at what’s needed and what we will be missing out on.

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Saluki Sparkplug

There’s a quiet confidence that surrounds Tristan Peters.

The Dawgs Academy product, who hails from Manitoba, has succeeded at every step of his baseball journey.

After his All Conference performance with the Southern Illinois University Salukis, Peters is hoping professional baseball isn’t far away.

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Mourning an Umpiring Great

Alberta’s baseball community is mourning the loss of one of the sport’s best umpires.

Mitch Ball – a beloved family man and a highly-respected ump in the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) – passed away Saturday morning at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, due to COVID-19 complications.

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Northern Exposure

The Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) has announced plans to soldier on with a 2021 season that will feature all-Canadian lineups for the first time in the summer collegiate circuit’s history.

Facing uncertainty over a number of COVID-19 pandemic issues – including health restrictions that will likely impact attendance and game-day activities, as well as unease about the timeline for the reopening of the Canada-U.S. border – the WCBL has made a number of significant changes for this year’s season.

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